Exceptional Ten-Gallon Akron, Ohio Stoneware Crock w/ Profile of an Elderly Woman

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 116

Estimate: $4,000-$8,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Outstanding Ten-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Profile of a Woman, Akron, Ohio origin, circa 1880, large-sized, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a slip-trailed design of an elderly woman's face in profile, depicted with bunned curled hair, pronounced nose and chin, and ruffled collar with bow. Possibly featuring a portrait of a potter's mother or grandmother, this work typifies the Akron stoneware aesthetic in its form, color, handle construction, and the distinctive style of its slip-trailed capacity number. Rare subject matter and impressive size to the design, measuring 12 1/2" from the base of the crock. A significant recent discovery in Ohio stoneware. Slip-trailed above with a script "10" underscored by two lines. Provenance: Recently surfaced in the Western United States. A 3" crack on underside, extending 6" up right side of crock at base. A 2 1/2" crack in underside, extending 5" up left side of crock at base. Left handle with a small chip, including a thin 5/8" extending from it along handle's edge, as well as a minor handle nick. Some staining, primarily on underside. H 17".

Please note: Due to its large size, we recommend shipping this via a third-party shipper or picking this up at our gallery as opposed to using our standard in-house shipping via UPS Ground.



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